Berlin authorities probe Turkish spying allegations

A Berlin policeman has been investigated for providing intelligence to Turkish authorities about Turkish nationals living in Germany, according to a report by German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel
People wait outside the Turkish consulate in Berlin, March 27, 2017.
Thursday, 27 September 2018 19:09

German authorities say they're looking into allegations that a police officer passed information to Turkish intelligence about "Turkish opposition supporters living in the German capital."

The Berlin daily Tagesspiegel reported Wednesday, without naming sources, that German security authorities suspect the officer of giving information on exiles' addresses to a Turkish embassy employee. But it said federal prosecutors, who investigate espionage cases in Germany, don't yet see any need to take over the case.

Berlin's state interior minister, Andreas Geisel, said city authorities have no indication of any danger to Berliners with Turkish roots. The allegations come as Turkey's president visits Germany.